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Xyratex's ClusterStor Wins 2013 Cloud Storage Excellence Award

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HAVANT, United Kingdom, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Xyratex Ltd (NASDAQ: XRTX), a leading provider of data storage technology, today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named ClusterStor™ by Xyratex a winner of a 2013 Cloud Storage Excellence Award presented by TMC's Cloud Computing Magazine.

Cloud storage providers have steadily been on the rise over the last year. Since security, data analysis and data protection are key concerns, data centers and storage professionals are very focused on maintaining and improving cloud storage facilities. The Cloud Storage Excellence Award recognizes companies that have introduced or improved cloud storage solutions. Winners of the Cloud Storage Excellence Awards will be published in the January 2013 issue of Cloud Computing Magazine.

ClusterStor delivers a new standard in file system performance, scalability and efficiency. Its unique architecture brings together what were previously discrete server, network and storage platforms with their own separate software layers, into a single integrated modular scale out storage building block. This innovative approach enables the system to scale both performance and capacity while aggressively reducing space, power and administrative overhead.

"This award underscores the rapid adoption of our ClusterStor family of storage solutions, and the tremendous value it brings to data-intensive computing environments," said Ken Claffey, senior vice president of the ClusterStor business at Xyratex. "The introduction of the ClusterStor 6000 was an important milestone for us, and in collaboration with our partners we're helping end users achieve best-in-class performance, reliability and scalability – including implementing the fastest data storage system in the world."

"I extend our congratulations to Xyratex for its ability to show maturity and expansion of the cloud storage market through innovation and product quality," said Erik Linask, Group Editorial Director, TMC.

About TMC
TMC is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes multiple magazines including CUSTOMER, INTERNET TELEPHONY, M2M Evolution and Cloud Computing. TMCnet is read by more than 1.5 million unique visitors each month, and is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is also the producer of ITEXPO, the world's leading B2B communications event, as well as industry events: M2M Evolution; Cloud4SMB Expo; DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; Super Wi-Fi Summit, CVx; AstriCon; StartupCamp, and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.  For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.

About Xyratex
Xyratex is a leading provider of data storage technology, including modular solutions for the enterprise data storage industry and hard disk drive (HDD) capital equipment for the HDD industry. Xyratex enterprise data storage platforms provide a range of advanced, scalable data storage solutions for the Original Equipment Manufacturer and High Performance Computing communities. As the largest capital equipment supplier to the HDD industry, Xyratex enables disk drive manufacturers and their component suppliers to meet today's technology and productivity requirements. Xyratex has over 25 years of experience in research and development relating to disk drives, storage systems and manufacturing process technology.

Founded in 1994 in an MBO from IBM, and with headquarters in the United Kingdom, Xyratex has an established global base with R&D and operational facilities in North America, Asia and Europe.

SOURCE Xyratex Ltd



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